A new event, dubbed the P&P World Cycling Revival, is to take over Herne Hill’s iconic velodrome from June 14th to 16th next year.
Launched by Ned Boulting, David Millar and Greame Obree, we are told to expect a high-end heritage sporting, music and lifestyle festival celebrating 200 years of the bicycle. The event is to be themed to mirror the halcyon days of the Herne Hill Velodrome, when it hosted the London 1948 Olympics, and the event’s patrons will be invited to wear vintage themed clothing throughout the whole festival.
For those in the trade with an interest in attending, there will be an array of exhibition space, with a History of the Bicycle space hosted by the National Cycle Museum just one of the main attractions.
The velodrome itself will host a full programme of racing, including a Japanese Keirin Trophy where guests can place bets, via Fitzdares, on the five races each day. London bicycle brand Condor Cycles, founded in 1948, will provide steel framed Keirin bikes built with Japanese Keirin-style components.
The programme will also feature The Brompton 48 Invitational race, a brand new event, where winner takes all; riders, including former professional cyclist David Millar, will race to claim a £10,048 prize pot. Penny Farthing racing, derny and stayer racing will also take place.
Speaking at the event launch, cycling commentator and author, Ned Boulting, said: “The Herne Hill velodrome is a magical place esteemed in history, which has a special place in my heart. I can’t think of a better venue to host a huge celebration of all things cycling; one that’ll appeal to cycling purists, vintage enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys a great and different day out.”
The event is expected to be the largest hosted at Herne Hill since the 1948 Olympics and is run with the support of Herne Hill Velodrome Trust.
Early-bird tickets for The P&P World Cycling Revival are on sale now and available from www.cyclingrevival.com. Prices start from £65 per day, or £150 for a 3-day season ticket.
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